What to give
- Give them an old-fashioned metal lunch box to take to work.
- Get them a gift card to their favourite store or experience and package it up in a metal gift box.
- Fill a vintage candy tin cookie jar with their favourite cookies, candy or snacks.
- Vacation in Mexico—and don’t forget to buy colourful tinware souvenirs.
- Get a set of tin camping cookware and go for a weekend at a national park.
- Rent a shiny Airstream travel trailer or vacation property for a week on the road.
What to write
What to write in a 10th anniversary card
- “I’ve spent a decade loving you, and I could do it for a thousand decades more.”
- “Ten years later and we’re even more perfect together than when we started.”
- “Ten years ago I said I do…and I still do. Do I ever.”
What to write about in a 10th anniversary love letter
- Ten favourite memories of your wedding day—or one each for the last 10 years
- Ten ways they make you a better or happier person
- Ten things you want to do together in the next 10 years
How to celebrate
- Find an antique or thrift store and buy each other a present made of tin, the traditional tenth anniversary gift. Look for signs, vintage lunch boxes, containers and toys.
- Find a photographer who does old-school tintype photos and have one made of you or your family. (Or go through your pics and choose your favourites from each year of your marriage—then turn them into a photo book, collage or gallery wall.)
- Write down the top ten things you love about your partner and take turns reading them to each other. If you have kiddos, get everyone to make their own list about your family.
More ideas for anniversaries
- Don’t forget the card! No celebration is complete without a keepsake-worthy card with a handwritten message telling your partner just how much their love means.
- For help putting your feelings into your own words, see what to write in an anniversary card and how to write a love letter.
- Check out these creative anniversary dates and anniversary traditions.